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Insularity   /ˌɪnsəlˈɛrɪti/   Listen

The state of being isolated or detached.  Synonyms: detachment, insularism, insulation.

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"Insularity" Quotes from Famous Books

... to give himself away; he intended, indeed, precisely the contrary; but, after every round of conversation Miss Boyson felt herself more and more richly provided with materials for satire at the expense of England and the English tourist, his invincible conceit, insularity, and condescension. She was a clever though tiresome woman; and expressed herself best in letters. She promised herself to write a "character" of General Hobson in her next letter to an intimate friend, which should ...
— Marriage a la mode • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... due to his good sense and true feeling for art, that here, where resemblance might have seemed probable, he borrows nothing from MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM or TEMPEST. if we are moved by the wider range of Byron's or Shelley's sympathies, there is a charm, also, in this sweet insularity of Herrick; a narrowness perhaps, yet carrying with it a healthful reality absent from the vapid and artificial 'cosmopolitanism' that did such wrong on Goethe's genius. If he has not the exotic blooms and strange odours which poets who derive from literature show in their ...
— A Selection From The Lyrical Poems Of Robert Herrick • Robert Herrick

Words linked to "Insularity" :   isolation, insular

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